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Fresh Art in the Big Easy

An emerging artist and a new gallery marks the beginning of an exciting February in the Arts District of New Orleans. This is another encouraging sign of recovery and growth in the city that was devastated by a hurricane a little over two years ago. New ...

Rodrigue’s Retrospective: Exhibition Opens at NOMA

Louisiana’s most famous contemporary artist, George Rodrigue, has an exhibition opening at the New Orleans Museum of Art March 1. Rodrigue’s Louisiana: Forty Years of Cajuns, Blue Dogs, and Beyond Katrina runs through June 8 and is the largest of ...

Symmetries in Nature

Working as a kinetic sculptor since the 1960s, Lin Emery is an internationally renowned artist who has broken new ground for women artists, especially for those who produce large-scale sculpture, a field that is dominated largely by men. Her work has ...

Fun in the Sun: Local Arts and Crafts

The New Orleans Jazz Festival’s Arts and Crafts division started in the early 70s with only a handful of artisans, including spiritual folk artist Sister Gertrude Morgan and nationally acclaimed jewelry designer Mignon Faget. This unique, multicultural ...

Nautical Notions: An artist Inspired by the Sea

As the song goes, “It’s summertime and the living is easy.” This time of year, our thoughts turn to talcum powder beaches, fishing trips, all day boating, and taking in seaside sunsets so dreamy that it is hard to imagine where the ocean ends and ...

The Texture of Imagination: Walter Crump’s New Work at Carol Robinson Gallery

I remember driving by Carol Robinson Gallery as a child, peeking in the large windows that face Magazine Street as the car idled at the red light. Deep crimson, with Naples yellow flecks and indigo undertones, danced behind the reflective surface of the ...

Art and Antiques in Ponchatoula

The bustling main street of Ponchatoula is the center of a flourishing antique market and a blooming artists’ community; it’s hard to believe that a few decades ago, it was a sleepy rural community. This city has kept its small-town charm while promoting ...

Spring Fever

“It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want—oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!” —Mark Twain Spring is a time of rebirth, festivity, ...

The Touch of the Master’s Hand Jean Seidenberg: A Retrospective

Launched in April, the Ogden Museum’s ongoing Southern Masters series showcases artists who have made a significant contribution to the art of the region. It traces the evolution of the artists’ works juxtaposed with a body of recent works. Although ...

 

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New Orleans Nightscapes

Few photographs so perfectly capture the soul of New Orleans as the haunting images of local photographer Frank Relle. Over ...

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Art in Context: Master artist creates beauty on the bayou

George Dunbar’s creativity spans decades. He is a maker of work with universal implications, and has thus inspired contemporary ...

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